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Pete Patel

Pete Patel

Pete Patel Building Manager Pete joins our growing team to look after the spaces at The Vale (our community hub in Mossley) and develop our storage solutions for the beautiful art works, costumes, and puppets who live here. With a wealth of experience in managing building refurbishment projects, he has led on the development of [...]
Seby Ntege

Seby Ntege

Seby Ntege is a singer songwriter from the Busoga region of eastern Uganda, renowned for producing some of the best multi-instrumentalist in the country and himself is a master of several folk instruments from his country including akogo thumb piano (a.k.a. kalimba), endongo lyre, adungu harp, percussion and endingidi, a one stringed fiddle. Born into […]

Ian Holmes-Lewis

Ian Holmes-Lewis

Since 1985 Ian has traded as a freelance musician, visual artist, community artist, workshop leader, musical director, composer, producer, writer, maker, arts-project manager and teacher. Samba drumming in the UK has evolved far beyond the quaint simplifications of Brazilian rhythms that were once the norm. The educational aspect of the work Ian delivers with percussion […]

Marcia Magliari

Marcia Magliari

Dance instructor on the Edun Ara – bloco de carnaval project and other OVM and Global Grooves workshops.  Marcia Magliari is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She teaches Samba, Afro-Brazilian, Frevo, Forro, Lambada, Gafieira (samba ballroom), Salsa, Merengue & a Stretch class. She is an experienced dancer, teacher & choreographer who since 1986 has been […]

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya

Founder/director of One Voice Music & lead masterclass facilitator for Global Grooves. An all round percussionist specialising in the traditional drumming in Afrocuban & Afrobrazilian music. Ravin joined the Manchester based percussion group Inner Sense in ‘91 after completing a Popular Music and Recording Course in Salford, Manchester. Over the last seventeen years he has […]

Scott Darraugh

Scott Darraugh

Scott Darraugh Chair [email protected] 01618706895 Scott Darraugh was appointed as Global Grooves' Chair in 2017 and has helped to steer the organization through a period of rapid change and growth. Scott Darraugh is the Chief Executive of health and wellbeing spin-out, Social adVentures. He is a leading social entrepreneur and an influential voice in the [...]
Mitch Oldham

Mitch Oldham

Mitch Oldham Percussion Tutor Mitch is a drummer, percussionist and educator. He joined the Global Grooves team in 2017 as an associate artist for The Desi Carnival. Mitch has been hitting, scraping, tapping and banging things for most of his life but became a professional percussionist over 25 years ago. He has worked on stage and theatre in many different [...]
Luiz Fernando Domingos (Mikiba)

Luiz Fernando Domingos (Mikiba)

Mikiba has played percussion with professional award winning Baterias in Sao Paulo Brazil for over 10 years. He has performed with premiership Samba Schools including Escola de Samba Camisa Verde e Branco , Escola de Samba Aguia de Ouro , Escola de Samba Tucuruvi and five time champions Mocedade Alegre. He also regularly plays with […]

Bridget Withycombe-Wharton

Bridget Withycombe-Wharton

Bridget Withycombe-Wharton Dance Tutor [email protected] 0161 870 6895 Bridget joined the Global Grooves team in 2016 as part of Creating Carnival. Having performed with Global Grooves previously, she was then given the opportunity to choreograph the dance for The Tempest. Using traditional dance from Brazil, Cuba and the Caribbean Islands the story was retold in carnival form [...]
Kate Rothery

Kate Rothery

Kate Rothery Marketing Intern [email protected] 0161 870 6895 Kate has been working with Global Grooves since 2016 as a trainee producer and project manager. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2015 with a BA in Textiles and since then, Kate has found a love for Carnival and Community arts. She chose to further [...]